Arrow Road Garage

Text by Godfrey Mallion
Revised by Jelo Gutierrez Cantos and Jeffrey Kay

The official opening of the Arrow Road Garage, located on the west side of Arrow Road, between Sheppard Avenue and Finch Avenue (1 block west of Highway 400) took place on November 17, 1988. Thus, the 10th TTC garage commenced operations on November 20, 1988.

The garage was built to ease the load at Wilson, Queensway, and Malvern Garages. When it opened, it took over operation of the following routes:

  • 36 Finch West (from Wilson)
  • 35 Jane (Wilson)
  • 52 Lawrence West (Queensway)
  • 58 Malton (Lansdowne)
  • 59 Maple Leaf (Davenport)
  • 73 Royal York (Lansdowne)
  • 84 Sheppard West (Wilson)
  • 60 Steeles West (Eglinton)

The 230,000 square foot facility has 2 wash racks and 2 diesel fueling stations. There are 12 40-foot hoists, 2 60-foot hoists, and 4 inspection pit stations.

As of March 30, 2014, Arrow Road Division currently operates these routes:


Roster

Class

Fleet Numbers

Year

Qty.

Length

Power

Notes

Nova Bus RTS-06 WFD

#7200-#7239, #7241-#7251

1998

51

40 feet

Diesel

So far only #7240 retired.
Some are fitted with Luminator Horizon display signage. 

Orion VII

#7900-#7925, #7927-#7932, #7934-#7940, #7942-#7956

2006

54

40 feet

Diesel

Currently undergoing rebuild.

Orion VII NG

#1200, #1201, #1203-#1217, #1219-#1223, #1225, #1227-#1233, #1236-#1238, #1241, #1243, #1246-#1248, #1251, #1252, #1254, #1255, #1257-#1261, #1263-#1268, #1270, #1271, #1274-#1277, #1279-#1281, #1284-#1286, #1288-#1292, #1294-#1299, #1302-#1306, #1308-#1313, #1316, #1318-#1320, #1322-#1324, #1326, #1327, #1329-#1333, #1335-#1351, #1353-#1368, #1370-#1390, #1392-#1396, #1399, #1404, #1405, #1410, #1414-#1417, #1419, #1421, #1422

2007-8

168

40 feet

Diesel-electric hybrid

#1256 retired due to fire damage.

Orion VII NG

#1504, #1505, #1511, #1512, #1514, #1519, #1521, #1523, #1534, #1538, #1545, #1550, #1554, #1559, #1561, #1574, #1576, #1579

2008

18

40 feet

Diesel-electric hybrid

Orion VII NG

#1700-#1702, #1706, #1714, #1732, #1751, #1802, #1803

2009

9

40 feet

Diesel-electric hybrid

Nova Bus LFS Artic

#9104-#9106

2014

3

62 feet

Diesel

Deliveries in progress


Arrow Road Garage Image Archive


References

  • Boutilier, Robert, Bus Maintenance and Shops - 1999 Insider’s Guide
  • The Coupler, TTC Employee Magazine, various issues

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